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My midwife, and new MD who ordered my MRI, have both reffered me to our local pain management facility for treatment. Pain management NP ordered Lyrica last week but I am still waiting for her to sign off on it for insurance to authorize. No big deal over the weekend but in the night I developed a headache which ramped up to shock spasm throbs from my neck to mid spine. I was miserable. I am home with my newborn baby who I nurse and literally the pain stole my peace and day. I start despairing when my pain gets that high.

So I called pain management and the secretary was kind of rude to me asking questions that I wanted to ask the nurse. She said "I'm just trying to get more information so I can help you -hold on." i told the nurse how i was having the worst pain day in a very long time with concerning neck spasm like pains and imhaving trouble getting my prescription (which isnt a rescue med i dont think) and she said "ill see what I can do".

No one ever called me back. THANK GOD I suddenly started improving spontaneously. I did take 2 xs Tylenol, 4 baby aspirin, a fioricet migraine tab and rubbed ointment on and wore my tens for an hour.

The point to this long story is I feel helpless, without pain control, without any provider that truly cares or relates, and freaked out. Honestly I have never been without any narcotic rescue meds (say 60 T 3 or Vicodin per year) for 10 years and now I really really need them! I feel treated like I'm just supposed to tough it out but I am emotionaly unstable with this pain! I get in a dark depressed mood with hopelessness and sadness that I can't enjoy my life or give to my family.

I promise I am praying and trying to be free from this naturally but the pain won't go away!! I have a 5 week old baby and my tutoring, parents and friends need me. Im loosimng myself to this pain.

What do I do! I don't feel I can tough it out. Am I on the edge of making some kind of a break through?

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